hey thanks for the advice! sorry i took a bit to respond
so i was able to get BFS patched into the k12 kernel. after a few tries, of course.
i needed to do various changes before i got a smooth running kernel again.
your tips helped out. i started the whole process from scratch. i used a diff against the original
and after a bit i got it to compile and work!!
i ended up not noticing a big difference, at least not at first. but i've been busy too... this week, I ended up playing with a "Zen-kernel" and doing some patching to it(not with BFS - it already incudes BFS scheduler) now i am super happy!!!! you always hear people in the gentoo camp talk about better performance with kernels and Zen is an option. Although not officially supported by either party(redhat or Zen) in fedora, the kernel runs really really great.
my system is handling beautifully. navigation feels quicker, there is less idling....and when i am
using VST instruments(WineASIO) they run smoother, this is especially with plugins that produce sound by stream from disk or samples stored in memory.(systhesis has never been an issue).
i was using planet ccrma(still am) and borrowed things from their kernel to tweak my zen-kernel before compiling - also did comparisions, etc. i am blown away, even through Zen is more for gentoo, mage, etc. it's great to see that it works with fedora 12 and seems to give me further optimization and performance!!
one more thing
how do i know things are working better, you may ask??????
when i used to use battery(drum machine) pianissimo(piano) both used samples mostly in memory
but i knew my other piano(boresdorferVST) uses ram(alot) and also reads directly from disk...well it used to crackle and give x-runs now it doesn't do it. it rolls on!!! i use compiz/multiple desktops/etc and everything runs smooth without noticably affecting other processes - which has always been an issue for me....
anyway thanx again and cheerz
i am going to do some benchmarks and post here at the forums!